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What is common property?

By Dr. Carryn Melissa Durham A basic principle in sectional title schemes is that the body corporate must maintain the common property, while owners must each maintain their section. It’s … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 10 Comments

Installing a borehole in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham With the load shedding and interrupted electricity supply last year, Paddocks was inundated with queries on how bodies corporate could install generators in their schemes. … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

Must the trustees send levy statements to owners in sectional title schemes?

By: Dr Carryn Melissa Durham The adoption of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) has not altered the position that the trustees (or managing agent) … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Amendment of rules by body corporate

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham The previous articles titled “Substitution of the prescribed rules by the developer” and “Substitution of the prescribed rules by the body corporate” addressed the process … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Conserving water in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham March, 22nd is World Water Day! Low dam levels and droughts have been an issue for most of the provinces in South Africa over the … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Short-term letting in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham Many people own property in sectional title schemes for investment purposes, and they let their units out to tenants for rental income. With accommodation reservation … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 11 Comments

Legal nature of exclusive use rights

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham In terms of section 2(c) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (“the Act”), all the owners of sections in a scheme own all … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Levy statements in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham I was inspired to write this article after reading a recent post on the Paddocks Facebook page. The questions which arise from this post are … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Owner’s failure to maintain their section or exclusive use area

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham Prescribed Management Rule (“PMR”) 70 provides a remedy for the body corporate where an owner either fails to repair or maintain their section or fails … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

For the record: body corporate responsibilities

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham Administering a sectional title scheme can involve some major paper pushing. The trustees have a duty to maintain the records on behalf of the body … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 10 Comments

The Community Schemes Ombud Service

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham As the Regulations are currently with Parliament, it is hoped that they will be signed during the course of this year. It is for this … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 2 Comments
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